Connecting to V-Lab from Mac

The following steps provide an overview of how to connect a Mac computer to V-Lab (Remote Software Access).

Before logging in to V-Lab, ensure that Microsoft Remote Desktop is installed on the device.

If it is not installed, visit the App Store and download the newest version. 
(Please Note: older versions of Remote Desktop will not work properly.) 

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Be prepared to enter your Apple ID and approve any permissions/access needed for the application.

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Visit the V-Lab site at and log in to the Remote Resources software service.

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Click on the application you would like to open and download the file.

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When prompted to enter your username and password, enter "campus\eid" as the username and then enter your password. Click Continue.

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Some Mac devices will prompt you to choose a folder location to grant V-Lab access. If you are prompted to do so, follow the below steps:

Click the drop down menu titled "Select a folder to access remotely". 


Choose "Browse"


To ensure V-Lab has access to any saved files you may have on the machine, choose "Macintosh HD".  


If you need further assistance accessing V-Lab on your device, please visit our V-Lab web page at 
or contact the ITS Help Desk at or (618)650-5500. 

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Owner:Cathi C.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-12-11 12:38 CDTUpdated:2019-12-13 12:45 CDT
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